Who's Who in Iowa
Winnebago co. biographies


Note: there are no photos in the book, those that have been contributed are from another source, as credited with the photo.

Hage, Martin M.
Physician & Surgeon; born Scarville, Iowa July 7, 1885; son of Knute Hage & Martha Bjorgo; education Waldorf Academy; Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, Ill., MD 1912; Pi Upsilon Rho; married Leavie Silvers on March 6, 1912 in Racine, Wis.; sons: Robert S. & Dean S.; daughter Maxine (Mrs. John E. Heiny); 1912-25 practiced medicine in Thompson, 1925- in Lake Mills; 1927-1940 member Board of Education, Lake Mills; Iowa State Medical Society; Chamber of Comerce; Rice Lake Country Club; Luthereran Church; hobby: gathering odd rocks; office & residence in Lake Mills.
Dr. Martin M. Hage
Dr. Martin M. Hage

Photo added 3/7/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the book '40th Anniversary, Lake Mills, Iowa, 1896-1936'

Hanson, Robert F.
Physician; born Forest City, Iowa Oct. 22, 1908; son of William C. Hansen & Sophia Anderson; education Forest City HS; Univ. of Iowa, BA 1930, MD 1934; Johns Hopkins University, MPH 1938; University of Virginia; Phi Beta Pi; married Velma Irwin on March 12, 1931 in Washington; 1934-36 interne at University Hospital, Iowa City; 1936-37 resident physician at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va; 1938-39 director division of venereal disease control Iowa State Dept. of Health, Des Moines; 1939- practice medicine Forest City; member US Army Reserves; Iowa State Medical Society; Chamber of Comerce; Rotary; Golf Club; AF&AM; Methodist Church; hobbies: books, fishing, hunting; office & residence in Forest City.
Harwood, Burt
Retired; born in Forest City, Iowa, January 29, 1871; son of James C. Harwood & Mary E. Burge; educated at Clarion; married Eleanor Wells July 2, 1902 at Webster City; son: Burt Jr. (deceased); daughter: Helen (Mrs. Newell J. Weber); 1884-92 assisted father in Post Office, then printers devil on father's newspaper The Wright Co. Monitor, Clarion, later owner & operator & manager; 1940- retired, Clarion; past city clerk; past treasurer board of education, Clarion; one of early members Old Boone Valley Press Assoc., later Iowa Press Assoc.; Rotary; Clarmond Country Club; AF&AM; Congregational Church; hobbies: golf & travel; residence 508 First NW, Clarion, Wright county, Iowa.
Hass, Elmer Henry
Vegetable Grower; born Menominee, Mich. Nov 19, 1900; son of Albert Hass & Carrie Misslintz; education Menominee Mich. High School; University of Iowa; Sigma Pi; married Evelyn Cathryn Shaw on October 11, 1930 in St. Paul, Minn.; son: Albert James; 1919-20 employed in Nash auto factory; 1920-21 employed in Northwestern States Portland Cement Co.; 1925-29 employed in sugar factory, Belmond & Mason City; 1929- vegetable grower, Winnebago, Hancock & Emmet Co's.; Iowa Vegetable Growers Assn; Iowa State Historical Soc.; Country Club; Farm Bureau; Rotary; IOOF; AF&AM; Prsbyterian church; Township committeeman; hobbies: golf, reading, vegetable machinery; residence: Route 4, Forest City.
Hayden, C.B.
Dentist; born Lowell, Ind. Feb 6, 1901; son of Judson Hayden & Julia M. Buckley; education West Des Moines High School 1919; University of Iowa, DDS 1925; Delta Sigma Delta; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; married Madeline E. Peterson April 15, 1939 in Forest City; 1925-30 dentist in Chariton; 1930-38 dentist, Des Moines; 1938- dentist, Forest City; Iowa State Dental Society; Lions, 1940- president, past director; Chamber of Comerce; Country Club; Methodist Church; hobbies: fishing, hunting, golf; office & residence: Forest City.

Helgeson, Peter A.
Physician & Surgeon; born Moscow, Wis August 29, 1868; son of John Helgeson & Ingebor Daken; education Moscow twp.; Northwestern Academy, Madison, Wis.; Rush Medical College of Physicians & Surgeons, Keokuk, MD 1891; married Anna Daken October 6, 1889 in Keokuk (deceased); sons: Walter A., optician & Russell J., operates cleaning establishment; married Maude E. Thomas August 14, 1912 in Lake Mills; son: Harold I., attorney; owner 360 A farm; president Farmers & Merchants State Bank, organized 1928; surgeon for C&NW Railway; past mayor many terms; registered pharmacist; Winnebago County & Iowa State Medical Societies; Railway Surgeons of America; Sons of Norway; Modern Woodmen of America; Workmen; IOOF; AF&AM; Lutheran Church; hobby: sports; office & residence: Lake Mills.

Dr. P.A. Helgeson
Dr. Peter A. Helgeson

Photo added 3/7/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the book '40th Anniversary, Lake Mills, Iowa, 1896-1936'

Holtan, George T.
Farmer; born Forest City, Iowa May 2, 1891; son of Halvor Holtan & Julia Thorvilson; education Winnebago Co.; Waldorf College; married Marie Haugen September 8, 1915 in Lake Mills; sons: Herbert E, Joel O., Wayne E. & Boyd D.; daughter: Mavis (Mrs. Lloyd Lovik); 1913-15 superintendent of township roads, Mount Valley twp., Winnebago co.; 1916- farmer, Winnebago Co.; 1934- secretary Farmers Mutual Fire & Lightning Insurance Association of Winnebago county; township clerk many years; member school board, Lake Mills several years; member Farm Bureau 20 years; Lutheran Church, treasurer 5 years; Lutheran Brotherhood; hobby: baseball; residence: Lake Mills.
Horvei, Oscar Johan
Creamery President; born Northwood, Iowa June 22, 1875; son of A.J. Horvei & Anna Bolstad; education rural schools; Luther Academy, Albert Lea, Minn.; Nora Springs Seminary & Business College; married Mary Moe July 2, 1898 in Northwood; 1896-98 rural school teacher, Winnebago & Worth counties; 1898-1904 farmer, Winnebago co.; 1904-05 deputy county treasurer, Winnebago co.; 1905-11 assistant cashier & bookkeeper First National Bank of Lake Mills; 1911-13 cashier for Jacob E. Decker & Sons, Mason City; 1913-20 farmer, Winnebago co.; 1920-24 operated grocery store, Lake Mills; 1924-29 farmer, Winnebago co.; 1929-33 manager Community Oil Co., Lake Mills; 1933- president & manager Lake Mills Creamery Co.; 1922-23 member city council; 1929-40 member school board, Lake Mills; 1928-40 treasurer Silver Lake & Bristol Telephone Co.; appointed by chief justice of Supreme Court of IOwa as member Condemnation Commission for farm to market roads; 1937 3 months traveled in Europe, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway & England; director North Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association; United & Salem Lutheran churches, secretary 15 years, president Salem Lutheran Brotherhood; office and residence Lake Mills.
Oscar J. Horvei
Oscar Horvei

Photo added 3/7/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the book '40th Anniversary, Lake Mills, Iowa, 1896-1936'

- source: The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa, a Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life; Pub. by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines, Iowa; 1940
- transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall for Winnebago co. IAGenWeb
- transcription note: the biographies in this book contain many abbreviations, the transcriber has taken the liberty of writing out many of these abbreviations to make the biography easier to read & to assist the researcher